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Episode 83: Austin Ernst | LPGA Tour Pro and NCAA Champion

Episode 83: Austin Ernst | LPGA Tour Pro & NCAA Champion

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Austin Ernst
    • Loves college football and picked LSU over Georgia and Alabama to play golf at because Clemson did not have a team at the time
    • Won the NCAA Individual Championship as a freshman while carding her first ever hole-in-one
    • She grew up around the game as her brother Drew played junior golf and her dad Mark is a golf pro at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca, SC
    • One of her favorite memories growing up is getting autographs at the Masters which made her realize how she wanted to play golf when she grew up
    • Her competitive spirit and love for the game of golf helped fuel her drive and she always wants to compete for something while playing
    • Becoming an NCAA Champion gave her the confidence that she could play on the LPGA Tour and hearing words of encouragement from Melissa Reid and Anna Nordqvist increased that confidence
    • Her brother became her caddie during her rookie year on the LPGA Tour
    • One of her passions is to use her platform for bigger things and has started a charity golf event to help raise money for Safe Harbor which provides services for victims of domestic violence
    • Words of Wisdom from Austin Ernst: “Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Romans 12:2

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Thomas J. Russo | USA TODAY Sports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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